Lyrics

alone
she was only seventeen/another local beauty queen/just trying to make it through another year/when he came into the room she knew/he was the one to see her through/and maybe in the end she might just make it after all/but girl, you should know better/to trust your life to anyone is foolish at its best/and now she spends her nights alone/just waiting by the telephone/(and maybe in a while he’s going to make that call)/at first it was perfection/ ’cause she’d made the right connection/and she knew he’d come around, or so it seemed/’cause when she spent her nights with him, /the heavens called when lights grew dim/and nothing took the place of being in his arms again/but girl, you should know better/just when you think you know him best is when you’ll find him gone/and now she spends her nights alone/just waiting by the telephone/(and maybe in a while he’s going to make that call)/life is all surprises, filled with endless compromises/never knowing what the road ahead of you might find/and when you’ve got it figured out/(what this whole thing is all about)/is usually after they’ve put flowers on your grave/but girl, you should know better/you’ll never get a second chance, so live life while you can/and now she spends her nights alone/just waiting by the telephone/but deep inside, she knows he’ll never call.

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his hands start to sweat as he turns off the ignition/he feels nervous as he walks her to the door/she feels calm and is free from inhibition/she knows that she’s got him and just what she wants him for/she gives a wink from across a crowded classroom/he looks at her and returns it with a smile/they’re holding hands as they walk into the back room/they’re both sure they’ll be together for a while/and it’s like…/looking for an answer, but avoiding all the questions/asking for advice and refusing all suggestions/searching high and low for a face that you can trust/could it be love or are they lost in lust?/his heart skips a beat when he sees her in the doorway/she says hello and rewards him with a smile/she says, “hello” and rewards him with a smile/she drops a hint that she won’t be busy tuesday/he picks it up because he’s captured by her style/they go out to the car and they’re laughing at each other/blue jeans and fish nets well they’re such a lovely pair/they spend their time getting close to one another/they whisper softly as they stroke each others hair/and it’s like…/looking for an answer, but avoiding all the questions/asking for advice and refusing all suggestions/searching high and low for a face that you can trust/could it be love or are they lost in lust?/three a.m. and they’ve forgotten about the hour/she’s breathing softly as he looks into her eyes/they kiss gently and their hearts are gone for now or/could it be forever? there’s just no way to decide/he drives her home his mind is full of explanations/she’s sitting calmly though they’ve not been home all night/he walks her to the door fearful of a confrontation/she kisses him goodbye and turns off the porch step light/and it’s like…/looking for an answer, but avoiding all the questions/asking for advice and refusing all suggestions/searching high and low for a face that you can trust/could it be love or are they lost in lust?

never did the crime
sitting in your room/staring at the wall/i couldn’t say i know exactly why i’m here at all/it seems that only yesterday i was all alone/among the chameleons roaming here down in the nowhere zone/sitting on the floor/looking at your hair/thinking how a chance encounter became a chance affair/inseparably separated by a wall of fears/laughing at ourselves and hiding from our tears/thinking about the past is wasting time/i’m paying the price although i never did the crime/standing in the hall/looking at your door/thinking about a lot of things i never thought before/my head begins to hurt and then my mind goes blank/’cause if i can’t blame you or me i don’t know who i ought to thank/thinking about the past is wasting time/i’m paying the price although i never did the crime/sitting in my room/staring at the wall/i couldn’t say i know exactly why i’m here at all/it seems that only yesterday i was by your side/wondering if it mattered much or if we should have tried/thinking about the past is wasting time/i’m paying the price although i never did the crime.

she
she looked at him and said goodbye/and she took his hand and said don’t cry/’cause it wasn’t worth your tears/you’ll forget me through the years/just remember through your fears/that this was better/he felt his heart break like before/and he could only whisper as she walked through the door/you mean everything to me/and without you i can’t be/even though you disagree/to leave’s not better/why must i lose the very thing that gives me reason/the passion that invades my very soul/and how can i tear apart the lifeblood that beats through me/and build again from where i once was whole?/she took some time to make a brand new start/and he chose a road to still his broken heart/there was nothing in the end/but the flowers that were sent/simply written from a friend/i’ll always love you.

flash

flash in the pan another dry dream/i can’t wake up i can’t hear my own scream/you said it with your lips and you said it with your touch/you set it down in writing — i should have guessed it couldn’t mean much/i guess i shouldn’t be surprised/i been through this too many times/i guess i should have realized/you could always change your mind/the door’s left open as often as not/i wonder where you got your Second Thoughts/you tell yourself too many lies/the phantom screams to be recognized/i put him in a box when i heard he was dead/i took him apart and laid him on your bed/but we’ve both seen the buried come back again/i guess that Joey changed their mind/i won’t give up and i won’t get mean/i won’t let strings cut into your dreams/still, i bleed more than i let on/the secret wound won’t leave me alone/oh but don’t you look surprised/burn my bridges and blind my eyes/i guess you should have realized/ i could never change my mind.

blind lead the blind (blind elvis)
you ever seen the blind lead the blind?/you gotta wonder what they think they’re gonna find/i gotta lot of things i’d like to say to you on my mind/i never asked for this you know/the lightning flashes and the hot winds blow/you are a storm that’s definitely out of control in my heart/so baby now i wanna know am i runnin’ blind?/you might be better off to look ahead and leave the past behind/’cause in my arms you know you’re safe you can’t deny/so take my hand i’ll lead the way…/the blind lead the blind/i know that Elvis is alive today/because i saw him just yesterday/i asked the King if he could tell me one way to make you mine/he said there’s only one way i know/it worked for me a long time ago/so that’s why i’m here singin’ straight to your soul tonight/so baby now i wanna know am i runnin’ blind?/you might be better off to look ahead and leave the past behind/’cause in my arms you know you’re safe you can’t deny/so take my hand i’ll lead the way…/the blind lead the blind.

fence away
staring at these same four walls, as footsteps echo in my brain/the lobby and the empty halls only keep inside the pain/the pictures are up on the boards, the letters in a drawer/and i would try to tell you how i feel, but we’ve said it all before/and i look outside my window and i see that it’s still green/nothing’s changed outside the wall (at least not that i’ve seen)/they say it’s only for my sake-they say it everyday/but i know the only hope for me is just a fence away/oh, just a fence away/domestic bliss and social grace are kept out of my reach/they give a starving dog a rubber bone/impossible and violent, difficult to teach/and try to fix it in a plastic home/and i look outside my window and i see that it still rains/the walls have left the elements immune to any change/they say it’s only for my sake – they say it everyday/but i know the only hope for me is just a fence away/oh, just a fence away/do you even really love me?/i wonder if you do/i don’t know why i’m better off getting well away from you/i guess i finally realize it wasn’t me who couldn’t cope/the moment you abandoned me showed me you gave up all hope/but i look outside my window and i see the snow still melts/rejection, fear and hate and pain are all that i ever felt/ they say it’s only for my sake – they say it everyday/but i know the only hope for me is just a fence away/oh, just a fence away.

postcard
i’ve got a postcard written in my mind/it tells of how i feel about a girl i want to find/and when i find her there’ll be no turning back/but as of now she’s just a dream/i once took my postcard and wrote it in the sand/i thought that it would help me to win a certain hand/but like the tides that came and washed my card away/deep inside i knew it wouldn’t last/i didn’t really feel the way you make me feel right now/i’ve never felt this in the past/postcards can’t describe your eyes/or what you mean to me/and somehow i have got to find a way to make you see/that words alone can’t get across the things i’m trying to say/and i don’t want to take the risk of losing you today/but for the chance to win your heart/ i’m laying it on the line/i bare my soul tonight/well even now i’m not so sure how this is supposed to feel/and i don’t know if there’s a way to prove that this is real/but maybe that’s the answer that i’m looking for/and real life never seemed so cut and dried/the answers can’t be written down by those who think they’ve learned/i guess you find them in due time/and postcards can’t describe your eyes, or what you mean to me/but somehow i have got to find a way to make you see/that words alone can’t get across the things i’m trying to say/and i don’t want to take the risk of losing you today/but for the chance to win your heart, i’m laying it on the line/it’s win or lose tonight.

it’s all right
four nights in a row i walked the streets alone/thinking about how you said goodbye/and i don’t know just what it is got into you/but i’m not going to hang my head and cry/you could leave a thousand times, but i won’t change/and if you come back i’ll still be the same/but if you don’t then that’s o.k. ’cause i’ll get by/i’ve still got the memory of your name/it’s all right/that you’re gone/’cause i know that inside you felt you had to move on/it’s all right/i’m o.k./just think of me once in awhile/yesterday remember when the world was yours and mine/nothing stood between us and our dreams…/i guess it came too easy and that’s why you left so soon/but love is never easy as it seems/tomorrow when you wake up if i’m on your mind/don’t think twice of giving me a call/you know that i’ll be there for you and i’m not that hard to find/come to me, don’t hesitate at all/it’s all right that you’re gone ’cause i know that inside you felt you had to move on/it’s all right, i’m o.k. just think of me once in a while.

jack o. lantern
things ain’t the same, hey jack o. lantern?/skeleton in the closet you come out from/people talkin’, rumors are flyin’/it’s hard to tell the truth from the lyin’/yes i wonder why you look at me that way now/but we all noticed, you ain’t dressin’ quite the same now/pretty spooky, yeah the company you’re keepin’/i’m afraid the faeries may have lit your flame/hey! (hey-ho!) jack o. lantern/ hey! (hey-ho!) jack o. lantern /hey! (hey-ho!) jack o. lantern/ hey! (hey-ho!)/i don’t think you know what you’re doin/i don’t think you want to be losin’/candle wax to the queer sensation/of a big black-bottom devine revelation/An In Depth Savior could take you away/but a trick or treat bag just might save the day/advice i’ll give you if you’re gonna’ turn the cheek/you better be real careful when you pick your bones/hey! (hey-ho!) jack o. lantern/ hey! (hey-ho!) jack o. lantern /hey! (hey-ho!) jack o. lantern/hey! (hey-ho!)/ooga-chucka, ooga-chucka, ooga ooga ooga-chucka…

fingerprints
i opened up the mailbox, the headline screamed you were gone/i guess that means it’s too late to tell you how i felt/i would have started sooner, but i couldn’t find the words/now i’m left to sort the hand that i’ve been dealt/i wanted to tell you everything i felt inside/the feelings that kept us both apart/nothing came between us, but our love finally died/and your fingerprints are still here on my heart/it’s hard for me to think that i’ll never see you again/a fair consequence for my sins, but somehow i’ll live/and at times i want to end it, just quit trying and then/i figure maybe i still got some more to give/i wanted to tell you everything i felt inside/the feelings that kept us both apart/nothing came between us, but our love finally died/and your fingerprints are still here on my heart/i never got the chance to tell you the way i really felt/love and letters always come so hard/and as i watched you leaving me, it was more than I could stand/and you told me you loved me in a card/three years have come and gone and things hardly seem to change/a photo lets me know that you’re not mine/still i wish that i could see you now, i guess my only comfort is/i won’t have to lose you a second time/i wanted to tell you everything i felt inside/the feelings that kept us both apart/nothing came between us, but our love finally died/and your fingerprints are still here on my heart/still here on my heart etc.

losing proposition
the last thing on my mind was falling for you/the last thing on my mind was letting you get in/the last thing that i wanted to do was to let myself feel this way/i knew i was in trouble the minute i let you stay/i knew better than to go out looking for trouble/come home and find it here waiting at my front door/oh what you did and why you did it to me, oh heaven only knows/and God only knows how bad i want you here with me/i’m caught between a rock and a losing proposition/somewhere between the Devil and the deep blue sea/ and no one knows about the chains that bind me/and i know no one can explain it to me/the last thing on my mind was losing you/the last thing on my mind was letting you slip away/ i fooled around and i fell in love, yeah it’s easy enough to say/i fooled around some more and i pushed your love away/i never dreamed you’d be here or that you would leave me/well easy come easy go you know that what they say/ well what you did and why you did it to me oh heaven only knows/ i wonder if you know how bad i want you here with me/i’m caught between a rock and a losing proposition/somewhere between the Devil and the deep blue sea/ and no one knows about the chains that bind me/and i know no one can explain it to me.

All lyrics Copyright 1988, 1990 by Audrey Smilley.All rights reserved.